Rahul Gandhi to meet ex-servicemen over OROP issue
New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi will meet several ex-servicemen today keeping up his campaign on the cause of ‘one rank, one pension’ which is back in limelight after the suicide by a former army man.
Yesterday, the Congress Vice-President was detained by Delhi Police to prevent him from leading a protest march over the suicide by ex-serviceman Ram Kishan Grewal allegedly due to his grievances in implementation of OROP.
“Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will meet several ex-servicemen today afternoon over the OROP issue,” party sources said.
Gandhi had yesterday met Grewal’s family in their native village in Bamla in Haryana where the former subedar was cremated. On Wednesday, he was detained here when he went to meet the family of Grewal.
Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala, yesterday, had said that Modi government may see politics when Rahul Gandhi and others raise issues involving soldiers over OROP issue, but the party would not remain a mute spectator on it.
Government had in November last year issued a notification on OROP to meet the long pending demand but a section veterans had expressed their dissatisfaction with it.